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Windows Media Player Help and How-To: Frequently Asked Questions

Summary: This article includes information on Windows Media Player, including supported file formats and trending Microsoft articles.

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What is Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player combines audio and video capabilities to centralize the music and videos that you store on your computer. Windows Media Player 12 (a Windows 7-only application) also includes remote features such as Play To, which streams music and videos to other PCs and compatible devices around the home, and Remote Media Streaming to access your media library outside the home.

What types of Media does Windows Media Player Support?

Windows Media Player 12 has built-in support for a number of popular audio and video formats, such as 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files. With additional plug-ins for Windows Media Player, you can get additional functionality such as audio effects or DVD playback for Windows Vista or Windows XP.

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For more help with Windows Media Player, visit the Using Windows Media Player website for detailed Help and How-To information.

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01 Mar 2021



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